A Time For Education

To The Editor: Which is the biggest number: the total count of stars in the solar system, the sum of grains of sand on all Atlantic beaches, the dollar deficit of the U.S. economy, or the tally of useless re-organizations of the City’s school system since the mayor seized it a dozen years ago? If […]

Walcott Reflects On Time As Chancellor

Walcott Reflects On Time As Chancellor

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with students during a visit to the Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School in Hollis on Dec. 11. Photo by Ira Cohen BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott swung by a Queens school to talk about the strides the public school system has taken in the […]

Richmond Hill HS Annex Set For Closure, Per PEP

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Despite protests and disapproval from parents and community members, the Panel for Educational Policy approved the closing of the annex of Richmond Hill High School. The PEP voted 7-4 for the measure, with Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s appointments all voting for it and the boroughrepresentatives, including Queens Representative Dmytro Fedkowskyj, voting […]

Astoria Mom Seeks Dual-Language Program

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The mother of a two-year-old son wants to create a French dual language program in western Queens because she said she understands the importance of raising her son in a multilingual home. Coming from a Spanish-speaking home, Diana Limongi Gabriele, and having married a French-speaking husband, Ludovic Gabriele, said they […]

DOE Seeks To Beef Up Security After Avonte

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer More than six weeks after the disappearance of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo, the Dept. of Education is looking to beef up its security in order to prevent a similar incident from happening. According to an emailed statement from Marge Feinberg, a spokesperson for the DOE, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott has ordered […]

Van Buren, Other Co-Locations Approved

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After a tumultuous mixture of community protest, input and support, the Dept. of Education approved a co-location for Martin Van Buren High School. With the vote taking place on Oct. 30, the DOE’s Panel of Educational Policy went forward with co-locations for eight schools in Queens, including Van Buren. The […]

New CTE School Added To LIC High

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Panel for Education Policy approved a plan late last week to add a new school within Long Island City High School, despite strong opposition from parents, students and the community. The plan to create a new Career and Technical Education program, which includes enrollment of up to 115 ninth […]

PS 29 In College Point Gets New Principal

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The head of a College Point public school is no longer in charge, having left two months after a protest against her behavior. PS 29 Principal Jennifer Jones-Rogers resigned on Oct. 8, according to the Dept. of Education, two months after State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), parents, teachers and students […]